Antarctica Pictures

Antarctica, the ice-covered continent around the South Pole, is Earth's last continental frontier, the most remote and uninhabited place. Other than the Penguins of course, it is inhabited mostly by scientific researchers, but more recently Antarctica is also visited by cruise tourists who tour Antarctica's unique and undamaged landscapes. The pictures in this page were taken by NOAA researchers.

  1. Mount Erebus - Mount Erebus on Ross Island, Antarctica, the southernmost active volcano on Earth. Picture by NOAA, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  2. Tabular icebergs - Large tabular icebergs floating in the ocean, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  3. Pointed iceberg - a pointed top iceberg, lit from the side by the sun, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  4. Large iceberg - wind blowing ice from the top of a huge iceberg, near Elephant Island, Antarctica, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  5. Large iceberg 2 - purple sky, dark ocean, and a large sunlit tabular iceberg near Elephant Island, Antarctica, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  6. Matterhorn iceberg - a pointed iceberg with a sharp shape like the famous Matterhorn alpine summit, 1024x768

  7. Icy mountain - a rugged black mountain, lots of ice on it and near it, and clear sky, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  8. Top light - the white peak of an ice-covered black mountain is lit by Antarctica's midnight sun while the rest of the mountain is in shade, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  9. Water channel - an icy water channel between two black and white mountains and under blue sky, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  10. Sandy Ice - a close-up of the South Pole's wind-shaped eternal ice that looks like desert sand, but in wonderful colors and shades of white and blue, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  11. Ice cave - the entrance to an ice cave, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  12. Rugged shoreline - where the frozen ocean meets a very rugged rocky Antarctic shoreline, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  13. South Pole sign - the American sign at Earth's South Pole, with the sun behind it, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  14. The South Pole - a general view of the exact location of Earth's South Pole and the South Pole science station, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  15. South Pole Station - the entrance to the American South Pole science station, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  16. Halo light - weird halo light around the sun in the horizon reflecting off the polar ice, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  17. Lights in the sky - Aurora Australis, the magnificent and weird atmospheric lights phenomena in the South Pole's night sky, as seen over the South Pole station, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  18. Slope - a rugged mountain slope in black and white, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  19. Islands in ice - isolated rugged mountains like islands in Antarctica's endless ice, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  20. Science work - marine biologists sailing in a rubber boat that leaves a very deep blue trail in Antarctica's cold still water and light conditions, 1024x768

  21. Triangle of ice - the edge of an ice shelf seen like a triangle of ice between water and sky, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  22. Ice wall - an enormous ice shelf at the Bay of Whales, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  23. Flat top mountain - a flat top mountain in the endless ice plain, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  24. Cliffs - rugged cliffs rising from the water along Antarctica's shoreline, 1024x768

  25. Observation point - deep blue water below, and visibility to well over 100 miles to the horizon, thanks to the extremely dry and cold air, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  26. Blue ice - blue ice phenomena in cracks in an iceberg, 1024x768

  27. Antarctic panorama - the trans-Antarctic mountain ridge, lit by the sunset, at the point where it meets the ocean, as seen from the ocean, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  28. Beaufort Island - a rugged mountain island rising from the icy ocean, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  29. Tabular iceberg - an enormous rectangular iceberg under very deep blue sky, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  30. Sunset in Antarctica - purple and yellow reflections from sunset lit ice, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

  31. Gerlache Strait - steep and rugged mountains rising from the ocean at Gerlache Strait in northern Antarctica, 1024x768 , 1280x1024

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